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A bimonthly roundup of the biggest stories in our community, hosted by Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman. This is the Canadian Jewish News. In podcast form.

A bimonthly roundup of the biggest stories in our community, hosted by Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman. This is the Canadian Jewish News. In podcast form.
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A bimonthly roundup of the biggest stories in our community, hosted by Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman. This is the Canadian Jewish News. In podcast form.

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@thecjn

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English


Episodes

The Marvelous Mrs. Nussbaum

9/4/2019
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Emily Nussbaum is the TV critic at The New Yorker. She's won a Pulitzer Prize and has a new book of essays and profiles out called I Like to Watch, and will be coming to give a talk at the Toronto Reference Library on Oct. 16. She joins Michael for an in-depth chat about the current state of Jewish TV, why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is overrated, and why so many people freakin' love Shtisel. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael...

Duration:00:53:22

Do Jews Really Need to Worry about Rashida Tlaib Being in Israel?

8/21/2019
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Do Jews really need to worry about the possibility of Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib being in Israel? Hosts Michael and Alex pose the question to writer Dave Hazzan, who also chats about his recent CJN essay on the difficult double life of being a patrilineal Jew. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on...

Duration:00:56:32

The Do's and Don'ts of Jewish Yoga

8/8/2019
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When our ancestors were exiled from the Holy Land, they lost an important physical – and spiritual – connection to the religion. This week’s guest is Kinneret Kim Dubowitz, an Orthodox yoga instructor who explains how bringing movement back into Judaism can help bridge a spiritual gap felt by many modern Jews. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like...

Duration:00:26:36

Shemini Atzeret vs. Elections Canada

7/26/2019
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The court battle aiming to push Canada's federal election to accommodate observant Jews is heating up. CJN intern reporter Ben Barak hit the streets to hear public opinion on the case, and he joins podcasts hosts Alex and Michael in studio to chat about what he found out. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on...

Duration:00:55:14

The Gross, Honest, Jewish World of Natalie Norman

7/10/2019
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Is it okay for non-Jews to play Jews on TV? Can politicians make amends for old anti-Semitic tweets? Special guest Natalie Norman — a comedian, storyteller and self-described “plus-sized Jewess” — joins in-studio to chat about those topics and her career. Catch a sneak preview of her raunchy debut comedy album, The Big Reveal, and learn how she balances a comic’s downtown lifestyle with her own mental health and a surprisingly spiritual Jewish life. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted...

Duration:01:30:32

Special Announcement: A Short Summer Vacation

6/27/2019
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The CJN office is coming up on a summer vacation, so the Canadian Jewish Shmooze and Menschwarmers are taking a couple weeks off. But when we get back, we've got some exciting news — The CJN Podcast Network is growing.

Duration:00:00:40

The Words We Should Not Speak

6/12/2019
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Jews throw around word like "goy" and "shiksa" between themselves in good fun. But when that language bleeds into the outside world, Jews may need to check themselves before offending others. Plus: Do Jews need to worry about the word "genocide" when applied to Indigineous Canadians? And an update to our segment about the Netflix roast of Anne Frank. CJN operations manager Ella Burakowski co-hosts. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by...

Duration:00:35:31

Wining about Anne Frank

5/31/2019
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Is it kosher to roast Anne Frank? Can wine made in a West Bank settlement be labelled a "Product of Israel"? Is this the end of a golden age of Jewish television? Hosts Michael and Alex dig into these issues on the sixth episode of The Canadian Jewish Shmooze. CJN reporter Ron Csillag guest stars. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Related...

Duration:01:19:16

6: Wining about Anne Frank

5/31/2019
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Is it kosher to roast Anne Frank? Can wine made in a West Bank settlement be labelled a "Product of Israel"? Is this the end of a golden age of Jewish television? Hosts Michael and Alex dig into these issues on the sixth episode of The Canadian Jewish Shmooze. CJN reporter Ron Csillag guest stars.

Duration:01:19:16

You've Lost that Calming Feeling

5/16/2019
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Do Jews really need to worry about Democratic Congresswoman's Rashida Tlaib's "calming feeling" about the Holocaust? Michael and Alex put her words into context, also chatting about the influx of annual hate-crime reports flooding in. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Related Reading "Jews the most targeted group for hate crimes in Toronto""B’nai...

Duration:00:28:47

#5: You've Lost that Calming Feeling

5/16/2019
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Do Jews really need to worry about Democratic Congresswoman's Rashida Tlaib's "calming feeling" about the Holocaust? Michael and Alex put her words into context, also chatting about the influx of annual hate-crime reports flooding in.

Duration:00:28:47

Dear White People, the Jewish Edition

5/2/2019
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Hosts Michael and Alex ask Rivka Campbell about the constant struggle of being recognized in Jewish spaces, from synagogues to kosher restaurants. They also chat about the viral story of the owners of a Winnipeg café who allegedly staged an anti-Semitic attack against themselves, and whether Jews really need to worry about a recent cartoon in the New York Times international edition. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Find...

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 4: Dear White People, the Jewish Edition

5/2/2019
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What's it like to be a black Canadian Jew? Hosts Michael and Alex ask Rivka Campbell about the constant struggle of being recognized in Jewish spaces, from synagogues to kosher restaurants. They also chat about the viral story of the owners of a Winnipeg café who allegedly staged an anti-Semitic attack against themselves, and whether Jews really need to worry about a recent cartoon in the New York Times international edition.

Duration:00:32:48

Beresheet Brings Out the Anti-Semites

4/17/2019
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On this week's podcast, hosts Alex and Michael chat about some of the gross anti-Semitic and needlessly anti-Israel comments on Beresheet's crash landing; the hypocrisy of Quebec's secularism bill, banning religious Jews who work in the public sector from wearing kippot or headscarves; and whether Jews need to worry about the no-refund policy on Passover food. Noah Liebtag joins, with a guest appearance by CJN editor-in-chief Yoni Goldstein. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael...

Duration:00:30:11

Episode 3: Beresheet Brings Out the Anti-Semites

4/17/2019
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On this week's podcast, hosts Alex and Michael chat about some of the gross anti-Semitic and needlessly anti-Israel comments on Beresheet's crash landing; the hypocrisy of Quebec's secularism bill, banning religious Jews who work in the public sector from wearing kippot or headscarves; and whether Jews need to worry about the no-refund policy on Passover food. Noah Liebtag joins, with a guest appearance by CJN editor-in-chief Yoni Goldstein.

Duration:00:30:11

Do Jews Need to Worry About Sebastian Gorka?

4/1/2019
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In today’s episode, CJN operations manager Ella Burkowski joins podcast hosts Alex and Michael to discuss the Canadian postal union’s anti-Israel stance; Ella’s monthly advice column, “Ask Ella,” which has been running for 24 years; and whether Jews need to worry about Sebastian Gorka, in the wake of a TanenbaumCHAT school trip to New York City that introduced him to about a dozen students. The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael...

Duration:00:24:09

Episode 2: Do Jews Need to Worry About Sebastian Gorka?

4/1/2019
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In this episode: the Canadian postal union's bizarrely staunch anti-Israel stance; the CJN's 24-year-running advice column; and whether Jews need to worry that a Jewish high school teacher took students to meet Sebastian Gorka. CJN operations manager Ella Burakowski co-hosts.

Duration:00:24:09

Introducing the CJN Podcast

3/19/2019
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The CJN is launching a bimonthly podcast, wherein hosts Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman discuss the biggest stories facing our community. On our first episode, hosts Alex and Michael invite CJN Reporter Ron Csillag talk about his recent cover story on a groundbreaking new survey, which offers a never-before-seen glimpse into Canadian Jewry. They also chat about a feud in Prince Edward Island, which grew so heated that one newspaper columnist quit his job after being called a “Zionist...

Duration:00:18:18

Episode 1: What Are Canadian Jews Actually Like?

3/18/2019
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A groundbreaking new survey offers a never-before-seen glimpse into Canadian Jewry; a newspaper-columnist feud in Prince Edward Island turns nasty; and asking if Jews really need to worry about the anti-Semitic float in Aalst, Belgium. CJN Reporter Ron Csillag joins. Hosts: Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman Editor: Michael Fraiman Intro music: "Robot Gedonist" by Vanya Zhuk Outro music: "Hungaria" by Latché Swing

Duration:00:18:18